In the end, Louisville made three critical turnovers after tying the game at 59 and North Carolina lathered in the embrace of a pro-Tar Heels crowd to beat Louisville by 10. If I made a mistake in taking the Cardinals, it was underestimating the impact of the crowd. I was well aware UNC was 24-1 in NCAA tournament games played in the state of North Carolina and 8-0 in NCAA tournament games played in Charlotte. My numbers had a close game and in truth, even though I lost, it was not a crushing defeat, I just lost believing I had the correct side.
I’m playing Texas as a 2* today against Memphis. I don’t believe the Tigers will make 74 percent again from the free throw line and like the fact the Longhorns are 9-2 ATS after leading their last three games by five or more points at the half. Throw in the fact, #2 seeds are 6-2 ATS over #1 seeds in Elite 8 games since 1998.
The Left Coast Connection has 81 percent of members picking Texas also. Davidson is not official play; however is picked by 66 percent of this group.
Baseball starts here in the States (doesn’t that seem stupid) tonight, will be good to have my favorite sport get going. Check in tomorrow, I’ll have something to look for in early MLB action.